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14 Words for Horse: The Linguistics of Game of Thrones - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

14 Words for Horse: The Linguistics of Game of Thrones - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
Seven hundred people gathered at the University of California, San Diego, one day this spring to hear the creators of three fictional… (RT @PaulEdgar1: Why has #linguistics infiltrated Hollywood? Is there any point to "made-up" languages?
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Anyone feel like inventing a fictional language?

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Multilingualism promotes professional success, cultural awareness - Red and Black

Multilingualism promotes professional success, cultural awareness - Red and Black | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
Multilingualism promotes professional success, cultural awarenessRed and BlackAfter all, with more than 300 million native speakers, English is the world's lingua franca, a bridge language between people who do not share the same native tongue.

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I can has language play: Construction of Language and Identity in LOLspeak

Presentation by Jill Vaughan and Lauren Gawne at the Australian Linguistics Society annual conference 2011.

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Whispering and the origin of simultaneous interpreting

Whispering and the origin of simultaneous interpreting | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it

Chuchotage is French for whispering, i.e., whispered interpreting. The Professionals' use of the French term is a reminder of the influence of French interpreters on the development of modern conference interpreting.


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Spoken language is a special type of music

Spoken language is a special type of music | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
According to an article I came across yesterday music might be what enables us to acquire language, and spoken language could be thought of (Spoken #language is a special type of music

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I am a freelance translator: To blog or not to blog? If Yes, then how?

I am a freelance translator: To blog or not to blog? If Yes, then how? | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
There are two ways of blogging. If you understand the difference between these two ways of blogging, you will change the way you use your blog. (To blog or not to blog? If Yes, then how?

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Top 100 Translation people to follow on Twitter

Top 100 Translation people to follow on Twitter | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
A list of the top 100 people on Twitter that tweet about translation and/or being a translator.

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The Social Media Monster [Infographic]

The Social Media Monster [Infographic] | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
It's no surprise that social media consumes a good amount of our time, and it's perfectly fine when you have nothing else to do, but when you are at work its a big no-no.

This infographic illustrates just how distracting social media can be in the workforce. According to a study conducted by Microsoft, social media causes an average of four interruptions per hour. Also, over 40% of disrupted tasks were not immediately resumed.

So how much are all these interruptions going to cost the economy? A whopping $650 billion dollars a year is lost due to interruptions (aka Facebook).

It all makes sense though, with over 1 billion Facebook posts per day, 62 billion emails sent every day, and 400 million tweets per day, it's understandable why people are gettin distracted. Many businesses are taking matters into their own hands and blocking social sites on their networks so employees cannot view them. However, if you just unplug every once in a while and wait until after work to check your Facebook or Twitter, your productivity will increase and your boss will be happier...


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'Star Wars' Being Dubbed Into Navajo Language - ABC News

'Star Wars' Being Dubbed Into Navajo Language - ABC News | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
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'Star Wars' Being Dubbed Into Navajo Language
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” will premier this summer, dubbed into Navajo.
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If an entire campaign could be fought using Navajo, in the second World War, then I don't see why it couldn't be up to the task of Jedi Knights with Sabres of Light. 

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Sandra Gouvêa: Why learn collocations?

Sandra Gouvêa: Why learn collocations? | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
Learning collocations is a good idea because they can: a) give you the most natural way to say something: smoking is strictly forbidden is more natural than smoking is strongly forbidden. b) give you alternative ways of saying something, which ...

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Languages of Europe (map)

Languages of Europe (map) | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it

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Headteachers Must Promote Multilingualism in Schools

Headteachers Must Promote Multilingualism in Schools | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
Mastering several languages makes it possible to get rid of the tyranny of monolingualism in the sense that it does away with the very narrow view of the world whereby language and reality have an unchangeable equivalence.

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How to Become an excellent Translator: All 5 Ability That Any ...

Appears being an independent translation because 2003, and We've received sufficient of highs and lows in my occupation. I realized several things the difficult way, I effectively avoided some severe stumbling blocks, yet still I'm just just ...

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60 free eBooks about translation and interpreting

60 free eBooks about translation and interpreting | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
60 eBooks gratuitos sobre Traducción e Interpretacióna Texto completo I nfo T rad 28 de septiembre de 2012 Mapping best multilingual business practices in the EU European Commission.

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Interpreting politics: The work of parliamentary polyglots

Interpreting politics: The work of parliamentary polyglots | isiZulu SocioLinguistics | Scoop.it
Politics can be hard to make sense of at the best of times, but for parliamentary interpreters and translators it is a full-time job.

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Systemic functional grammar

Systemic functional grammar (SFG), a component of systemic functional linguistics (SFL), is a form of grammatical description originally developed by Michael Halliday in a career spanning more than 50 years.It is part of a social semiotic approach to language called systemic functional linguistics. The term systemic refers to the view of language as "a network of systems, or interrelated sets of options for making meaning". The term functional refers to Halliday's view that language is as it is because of what it has evolved to do (see metafunction). Thus, what he refers to as the multidimensional architecture of language "reflects the multidimensional nature of human experience and interpersonal relations."


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